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5 days ago  
Yeah. Logitech's G-Hub software does suck.
 
5 days ago  
"misleading" sounds like a concession.
 
5 days ago  
"We believe this allegation is misleading," a spokesperson for the antivirus maker told The Register.


so, the allegation is true.
 
5 days ago  
"hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat"

I find it somewhat hilarious to call DEFCON a super-conference and give no superlative to Black Hat.
 
5 days ago  
DUCT, for shiat's sake. tube of varying section that transports air or gases.
 
5 days ago  

dogsafark: DUCT, for shiat's sake. tube of varying section that transports air or gases.


Wait, WHAT?

I think I've been using it wrong. Does anyone know what my friend can use to remove the adhesive on the tape that won't harm a duck when applied liberally?
 
5 days ago  
Trend Micro is garbage.  False positives all over the place.  Just a matter of time before there's a class action against them for defamation.
 
4 days ago  

OptimisticCynicism: "hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat"

I find it somewhat hilarious to call DEFCON a super-conference and give no superlative to Black Hat.


Well, technically Defcon is hacker cosplay, and Blackhat is CSO hacker cosplay.
 
4 days ago  

fang06554: OptimisticCynicism: "hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat"

I find it somewhat hilarious to call DEFCON a super-conference and give no superlative to Black Hat.

Well, technically Defcon is hacker cosplay, and Blackhat is CSO hacker cosplay.


Wouldn't CSO cosplayers be more superlative?
 
4 days ago  

Wolfling: Trend Micro is garbage.  False positives all over the place.  Just a matter of time before there's a class action against them for defamation.


I see you aren't familiar with the industry...
 
4 days ago  

fang06554: OptimisticCynicism: "hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat"

I find it somewhat hilarious to call DEFCON a super-conference and give no superlative to Black Hat.

Well, technically Defcon is hacker cosplay, and Blackhat is CSO hacker cosplay.


Combined sewer overflow?
 
4 days ago  

caira: fang06554: OptimisticCynicism: "hacking super-conference DEF CON and is due to discuss Windows rootkits at Black Hat"

I find it somewhat hilarious to call DEFCON a super-conference and give no superlative to Black Hat.

Well, technically Defcon is hacker cosplay, and Blackhat is CSO hacker cosplay.

Combined sewer overflow?


It's a shiatty job but someone has to hack it.
 
4 days ago  

dogsafark: DUCT, for shiat's sake. tube of varying section that transports air or gases.


ACKSHUALLY...

1. Earliest such tape was "duck tape" because it was made from "cotton duck" cloth.

2. If you're really working with heating / cooling ducts, you probably want something *other* than typical "duck/duct tape" (since many adhesives fail at higher temps). "The product now commonly called duct tape should not be confused with special tapes actually designed for sealing heating and ventilation (HVAC) ducts" -- Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_ta​p​e
https://grammarist.com/interesting-wo​r​ds/duck-tape-or-duct-tape/
 
4 days ago  

tkil: dogsafark: DUCT, for shiat's sake. tube of varying section that transports air or gases.

ACKSHUALLY...

1. Earliest such tape was "duck tape" because it was made from "cotton duck" cloth.

2. If you're really working with heating / cooling ducts, you probably want something *other* than typical "duck/duct tape" (since many adhesives fail at higher temps). "The product now commonly called duct tape should not be confused with special tapes actually designed for sealing heating and ventilation (HVAC) ducts" -- Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tap​e
https://grammarist.com/interesting-wor​ds/duck-tape-or-duct-tape/


Not to mention there is a specific brand called Duck tape.
 
4 days ago  
What antivirus would farkers recommend? It has to be idiot proof, because I will be using it at home.
 
4 days ago  

Wolfling: Trend Micro is garbage.  False positives all over the place.  Just a matter of time before there's a class action against them for defamation.


In their defense ALL third party anti-virus/security software for windows is garbage.
 
4 days ago  

Bluenosed Baker: What antivirus would farkers recommend? It has to be idiot proof, because I will be using it at home.


MS Defender. And no it isn't idiot proof. If you want to idiot proof your computer there's a button for that:
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4 days ago  
I was expecting a different kind of driver
 
4 days ago  

Bluenosed Baker: What antivirus would farkers recommend? It has to be idiot proof, because I will be using it at home.


It tends to vary as time goes on.  One company will update their suite and make a number of improvements, and let it 'coast' for several years till the next major overhaul.

Meanwhile, a year later, company 'B' does a major overhaul and may leapfrog the first company.

A good practice is to look for current reviews from a reputable source online to see who's 'best of breed' at the time you're ready to buy.

Over the years, I've used CA, McAfee, Norton, Symantec, and others without any *major* issues.

For the last two years, I've bern using Norton 360.  Installation and configuration are pretty simple, and they (like most vendors) offer discounts on multi-PC bundles or multi-year support.
 
4 days ago  

Russ1642: Bluenosed Baker: What antivirus would farkers recommend? It has to be idiot proof, because I will be using it at home.

MS Defender. And no it isn't idiot proof. If you want to idiot proof your computer there's a button for that:
[Fark user image image 200x200]


Been using that, and keeping the OS up to date. Also enabled the security features of the BIOS and keep that up to date. I am so old I remember Kaspersky being good, and not a security risk.

I shouldn't have said idiot, I should have said terminally lazy. I don't want to Fark with something after an eight hour shift in a hot bakery just to get it to not mess with my Warhammer II game and "Dark and Stormy"
 
4 days ago  

Bluenosed Baker: Russ1642: Bluenosed Baker: What antivirus would farkers recommend? It has to be idiot proof, because I will be using it at home.

MS Defender. And no it isn't idiot proof. If you want to idiot proof your computer there's a button for that:
[Fark user image image 200x200]

Been using that, and keeping the OS up to date. Also enabled the security features of the BIOS and keep that up to date. I am so old I remember Kaspersky being good, and not a security risk.

I shouldn't have said idiot, I should have said terminally lazy. I don't want to Fark with something after an eight hour shift in a hot bakery just to get it to not mess with my Warhammer II game and "Dark and Stormy"


Windows Defender. You'll never notice it running. It does its job well, it may or may not be the best at the moment (unsure, it has been at points) but it's free, built into Windows, requires no maintenance and you don't notice it running at all until it finds something and asks you want to do with it.
 
4 days ago  
Microsoft is motivated to make it the best product, because it protects their reputation. And they have no motivation to bother you with stuff.

Other manufacturers are not only motivated to ensure you pay for renewals, but also to sell you other products of theirs. So they bother you with stuff.
 
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